Popular Cincinnati BBQ offers free meals to black people Wednesday



  • I guess poor white people are SOL. I think this is the worst kind of pandering and condescension - free stuff based on skin color. MLK must be spinning in his grave.

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/06/03/elis-bbq-offering-free-meals-black-people-wednesday/3132855001/



  • I’ll bring my 23 and me test results.



  • It's one day and really not a big deal. But it just strikes me as disrespectful to black people and the idea of equality. It's like a consolation prize. "Well, you didn't win the privilege lottery, but we still have a free lunch for you!!".

    If I were black I wouldn't go anywhere near it.



  • @Mik: Agreed 1000%. How stupid an idea is this? Hint: LOTS.

    It would be interesting to see how many people actually show up.





  • I think a lot of people will. But based on their FB page comments, what this is really doing is assuaging group white guilt, which is now working in their favor commercially. People are even trying to donate to offset the costs.

    Could end up being very smart, if somewhat cynical.



  • A lot or people think this is the big one and want to be on the right side of history.

    It will be interesting to see if it suffers the fate of a news cycle or two trajectory or if it’s truly 1968.

    Also does Covid even return as an existential threat or has it received the proverbial final nail in the coffin.



  • That's literally racial discrimination.



  • I think 1968 had the advantage of there being sufficiently addressable problems to solve. Now our goal is to have zero incidents of racism in a society of 300 million, and we're not going to clear that bar. And the punishment will be socially condoned and socially crippling rioting and looting, every time we fail.



  • So what’s the percentage? 50%? 33%? Do you have to look black? Are they using a color swatch? You must be darker than ——-? If 23 and me says I am 15% do I get a 15% discount?



  • @Loki I think a lot of it is simply TDS. No, I do not see this as 1968 at all. This was orchestrated from the ground up, and yeah, a lot of the suburbs are organizing marches to be on the right side.

    Ridiculous on its face because the nation unanimously denounced the Floyd death. There's no way you can defend it.

    The problem here is not a single person I have seen has offered up a solution to the problem that can be provided by government.



  • Now all that's needed is for KFC to pass out buckets of chicken and someone to show up with a truckload full of watermelons.



  • I think they should pass a law making it illegal to kill African Americans.



  • I wonder if the ACLU will file a suit because of racial discrimination.

    rhetorical



  • @Mik said in Popular Cincinnati BBQ offers free meals to black people Wednesday:

    It's one day and really not a big deal. But it just strikes me as disrespectful to black people and the idea of equality. It's like a consolation prize. "Well, you didn't win the privilege lottery, but we still have a free lunch for you!!".

    If I were black I wouldn't go anywhere near it.

    What strikes me is just how varied the message is from everyone involved. Sure you've got the SJWs and the BLM crap, but I also can't tell you how many times I've heard black protesters preaching "all lives matter" or equivalent along with the George Floyd stuff.

    Some asshole climbed a signpole yesterday afternoon outside of St. John's to steal the road sign and the entire crowd booed the shit out of him. When he got down a lot of people took his picture to send to the police.

    Not everyone participating is trying to burn down a building or beat up demonstrators with batons. That's absolutely not the norm. And on day 6 I find that amazing.



  • Well, it was popular. They had to shut down their inner city operation a little after 4 PM. Ran out of food and had to hand out gift cards. I wonder how long they will have to continue.



  • @Mik: That is disappointing.



  • No good deed goes unpunished. They are getting a lot of flack for this, but I suspect they will have generated a lot of good will in that community too.



  • I wonder if it was even legal to do that. I know lots of places offer a free "something" on your birthday, but everyone in theory can get the free "soemthing".

    But for this, I am surprised that this would be okay.



  • Because no one would dare object to it. But imagine if a restaurant offered a "free meals for white people" day.


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